Boston College nets £2.5m training contract

Boston College, received training grant of �2.5m.'L-R Sarah Dakin - Grantham College external funding manager, Rebecca Clark - Boston College external funding manager, Amanda Mosek - principal.
Boston College, received training grant of �2.5m.'L-R Sarah Dakin - Grantham College external funding manager, Rebecca Clark - Boston College external funding manager, Amanda Mosek - principal.

A £2.5 million project to deliver tailored training courses for business employees across Lincolnshire has been secured by Boston College.

An estimated 1,800 people over the age of 19 are set to benefit from the scheme which will deliver targeted courses in a variety of subjects – from agriculture to IT.

The boost is being provided by Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund which the college says will help to provide training with a variety of qualifications tailored to individual businesses’ needs.

Paul Collins, director of business development, said: “It means that Boston College and partners can continue to provide the training that employers need to fill local skills gaps and ensure that the workforce is ready to meet the challenge of the future.”

The college will be leading the project which runs until July 2015, working in partnership with other colleges and training providers across Lincolnshire.

External funding manager Rebecca Clark said: “It’s fantastic to have won this tender.

“The support on offer is really flexible and designed to help grow and develop businesses so please get in touch with us, or one of the partners, to take advantage of this opportunity.”

All companies must employ fewer than 250 people.

Interested businesses should call Boston College on 01205 313242.